Voting Over For Primary Day 2010, Results In

Voter turnout in Pitt County is being termed "very good" as voters head to the polls on this primary election day.

Election officials said mid-afternoon that turnout has surpassed the entire turnout for the 2006 primary.

At 3:00 p.m. 6,525 voters had gone to the polls. When you add in early voting and absentee that climbs to 11,627 or an 11.23% turnout. In 2006 Pitt County saw just a 7.53% turnout on primary day.

A local sheriff's primary and six contested school board races have heightened interest for the election in Pitt County.

Voters in all 100 counties went to the polls to nominate candidates for congress, the state legislature, county commissioners, sheriffs, and to elect school board members.

Polls closed at 7:30 p.m.

About 170,000 voters cast a ballot in early voting that ended Saturday, roughly one-third the number that appeared for the presidential primary two years ago. State Board of Elections director Gary Bartlett says he was disappointed by the turnout and hoped Tuesday brings higher participation.

In Washington County a former sheriff, who was convicted of embezzlement six years ago, wants to return to that office. Stanley James ran against against current sheriff James Ross. He lost.

Two counties in Eastern Carolina voted whether to raise sales taxes, those being Duplin and Onslow County. Voters in Tyrrell County had to mark their ballots on whether to allow the sale mixed beverages in hotels, restaurants, private clubs, community theaters and convention centers.

Voters in Sneads Ferry decided whether the Onslow County village should become a town, while some residents of Edgecombe County will vote on $4.5-million in water bonds.

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  • by voter Location: nc on May 5, 2010 at 07:43 PM
    data man; who else do you, lavon and barlow support?
  • by guy Location: greenville on May 5, 2010 at 10:57 AM
    The best thing that came out of this election is that Mildred Council DID NOT win. She always uses the race card which turns most people off. She has been an embarresment to the City of Greenville for 20 years. I am glad she will no longer be able to divide the citizens of our community. Congratulations Rep. Warren. The best person definately one this race. And this race had nothing to do with the color of your skin.
  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2010 at 06:39 AM
    Butterfield? REALLY?
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2010 at 07:11 PM
    obama for sheriff,he cant even run the usa. The sheriff they have is perfect hes the only one many years ago found a stolen lawn mower for me from another county where i was a deputy sheriff for 18 yrs then arrested and put in jail the so called bishop in pitt county good luck sheriff.
  • by J Location: R on May 4, 2010 at 06:38 PM
    Bruce They told me I had to change my registration in order to vote for Sheriff. I had to do a provisional because for the second time they screwed up my voter registration. On my ballot I had two judges and a school board member and nothing else. I was told the provisional wouldn't be counted anyway until after the election. I still felt mislead about the ballot.
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2010 at 05:56 PM
  • by Bubba on May 4, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    Acorn, vote early, vote often!
  • by you Location: greenville,n.c. on May 4, 2010 at 05:46 PM
    Praying for neil elks for sheriff.
  • by ss Location: bath on May 4, 2010 at 04:55 PM
    Sure hope that people saw through Ross on the witn interview. he is the most unfair and dishonest sheriff I have ever come in contact with.He won't even talk to his employees and try to fix their problems how can he fix a whole county. What a joke.
  • by mail lady Location: gvegas on May 4, 2010 at 04:52 PM
    Keeping a close watch on the outcome of Sheriff in Pitt County. Looking for Neil Elks to take the position! Time for a new Sheriff in town! Praying you make it Neil!!
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